We're not even close to The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere in October, but filming begins this month and we'll have plenty of details trickling in over the coming months. Today, it has been revealed that another actor from The Wire has joined the Season 5 cast as a series regular.
According to Deadline, Seth Gilliam (pictured below) has officially joined the cast. Unfortunately, due to the way casting is handled, we don't know much about who he'll be playing. Like a number of other actors hired for roles on the show, they are being given fake names and potentially fake character descriptions. In this case, the character is named Michael Todd and is described as "having two sides, displaying a friendly, puckish humor but also having a haunted side stemming from a dark secret."
As previously reported, three actors from Season 4 have been promoted to series regular status, including Andrew J. West as (Gareth, the leader of Terminus), Alanna Masterson (Tara) and Christian Serratos (Rosita). This means that they will likely be more prominently featured in The Walking Dead Season 5, but it does not mean that they cannot be killed. For example, David Morrissey was bumped up to "series regular" in Season 4.
It has already been confirmed that Scott Gimple is back as the showrunner for Season 5 and sixteen episodes are planned. An October premiere is expected and it's very likely that we'll get our first look at The Walking Dead Season 5 footage at Comic-Con in July.
In case you missed our earlier coverage, don’t forget to check out our special features from The Walking Dead Season 4: